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A gamebook is a work of fiction that allows the reader to participate in the story by making effective choices. The narrative branches along various paths through the use of numbered paragraphs or pages. Gamebooks are sometimes informally called choose your own adventure books or CYOA, which is the title of one particular long and popular series by Bantam Books. Legally, Choose Your Own Adventure continues to be a trademark in current use.



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by Johnn Four
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short adventure seeds you can drop into your campaigns or flesh out into larger adventures
Topics: rpg, roleplaying game
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by David Prata
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A version of white plume mountain collating and reconciling the information presented in four different incarnations across three editions. Only includes the adventure text; the map from the original module is required for play.
Topics: rpg, roleplaying game, adventure
Gamebook: Nintendo Adventure Books 1 - Double Trouble
Topics: mario, iggy, mushroom, koopa, luigi, bowser, doom, glom, turn, turtle, mushroom kingdom, chain...
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Gamebook: GrailQuest 1 - The Castle of Darkness
Topics: wizard, score, dice, life, roll, ansalom, merlin, points, damage, pip, life points, wizard ansalom,...
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by Jason Zavoda
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Sometimes referred to as the "Zavodex", this incredible work seeks to provide an index of all Greyhawk related products.
Topics: rpg, greyhawk, roleplaying game, reyhawk
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Gamebook: Paul Auster's City of Glass
Topics: anp, neon, hao, perer, crime, quinn, tht, author, rue, avon, neon lit, crime fiction
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Gamebook: GrailQuest 3 - The Gateway of Doom
Topics: life, dice, score, ghastly, roll, door, points, merlin, spell, damage, life points, ghastly...
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Detailed within are various magical items and artifacts from the World of Greyhawk Campaign Setting converted to 3.5 Edition Dungeons & Dragons.
Topics: rpg, roleplaying game, greyhawk
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by Johnn Four
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Hundreds of ideas for your urban campaigns and settings to keep the PCs nervous, wary and excited, as they should be.
Topics: rpg, roleplaying game
Game Books Collection
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Scan of the manual for the Dungeons & Dragons Computer Labyrinth Game by Mattel
Topics: manual, dnd, dungeons and dragons
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Gamebook: GrailQuest 6 - Realm of Chaos
Topics: abilities, pathwalking, score, pathwalker, roll, curse, life, dice, corridor, glastonbury, life...
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This project is dedicated to developing the areas outside the Flanaess in a Gazetteer-like fashion. Further, all articles will be added to the Oerth Journal as of OJ 26, which allows for about 6 months of writing and research time for authors.
Topics: rpg, roleplaying game, greyhawk
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by Bob Stine
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Juvenile fiction
Topics: rpg, roleplaying game, fiction
Game Books Collection
by Amthor, Terry K; Barrett, Kevin
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Gamebook: Middle-Earth Quest 5 - A Spy in Isengard
Topics: turn, saruman, move, elf, ores, exp, pick, wizard, messenger, fight, nan curunir, cursed vale, isen...
Gamebook: Be an Interplanetary Spy 01 - Find the Kirillian
Topics: turn, phatax, prince, ship, interplanetary, jewels, quizon, stun, tavro, planet, prince quizon,...
Gamebook: Nintendo Adventure Books 3 - Monster Mix-Up
Topics: mario, toad, koopa, luigi, turn, bowser, soopa, king, monster, paratroopa, soopa paratroopa, mario...
Gamebook: Nintendo Adventure Books 2 - Leaping Lizards
Topics: luigi, mario, mushroom, princess, morton, iggy, toad, koopa, turtle, wooster, princess toadstool,...
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by David Prata
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An adaptation of B3 Palace of the Silver Princess. This AD&D adventure combines both versions of the original module with the World of Greyhawk legend of Queen Ehlissa and her Marvelous Nightingale.
Topics: rpg, roleplaying game, adventure
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Gamebook: The Crystal Maze
Topics: turn, rob, team, crystal, adventure, android, seconds, roll, add, exceeds, team member, roll equal,...
Gamebook: Middle-Earth Quest 6 - Treason at Helm's Deep
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Topics: turn, ifyou, herulf, ores, dunlending, gamling, exp, damage, eorling, ore, character record, ifyou...
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Gamebook: GrailQuest 2 - The Den of Dragons
Topics: dragon, score, dice, brass, roll, dragons, merlin, life, map, explore, life points, brass dragon,...
Gamebook: Sherlock Holmes Solo Mysteries 2 - The Black River Emerald
Topics: turn, holmes, oxy, mueller, muskrat, rafferty, clue, bingley, add, pick, check clue, black river,...
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by Johnn Four
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Tips and advice aimed at game masters looking to improve their craft.
Topics: rpg, roleplaying game
Gamebook: Sherlock Holmes Solo Mysteries 3 - Death at Appledore Towers
Topics: turn, holmes, milverton, lestrade, watson, checked, clue, silversmith, butler, appledore, checked...
Gamebook: Marvel Super Heroes 1 - The Amazing Spider-Man - City in Darkness
Topics: karma, electro, feat, andrews, leap, goblin, turn, adventure, webbing, green goblin, agility feat,...
Gamebook: Narnia Solo Games 4 - The Lost Crowns of Cair Paravel
Topics: turn, snowfoot, dragon, ifyou, crowns, dwarfs, firesteam, narnia, cair, dwarf, inner strength,...
Game Books Collection
by Gus LaRu
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A outdoor encounter area and small dungeon complex designed as a supplement for low level ASE exploration and with a focus on the Orbital Gods.
Topics: rpg, roleplaying game, osr, adventure
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Gamebook: Sagard the Barbarian 1 - The Ice Dragon
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Topics: ratikkan, sagard, medigian, hit, dragon, traders, golem, fight, sword, ice dragon, hit points, ice...
Gamebook: Real Life Gamebooks 8 - The Fear Factor - Terrorism in the City
Topics: wallace, terrorists, mosby, sas, adventure, hamer, pistol, ends, wiu, fieldmann, adventure ends,...
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Gamebook: Combat Command 2 - Shines the Name
Topics: julian, skinny, skinnies, squad, chart, bugs, fire, retrieval, bug, paolo, laser fire, julian...
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by Matthijs Holter
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This is the third release of Archipelago, a story/role-playing game where each player controls a major character. Player take turns directing and playing out a part of their character's story, leading them towards their selected point of destiny, while other players interact with and influence that story.
Topics: rpg, roleplaying game
Gamebook: Sagard the Barbarian 2 - The Green Hydra
Topics: hukka, slith, sagard, flip, hukkas, guards, hit, hydra, tomb, sliths, hit points, slith guards,...
Gamebook: Narnia Solo Games 2 - The Sorceress and the Book of Spells
Topics: turn, key, space, sorceress, move, crone, narnia, octopus, asian, add, check key, inner strength,...
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by Arnold Kemp
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This pamphlet is meant as an alternative to the 3d6-in-order method of character generation. It produces characters with the same spread of stats, but in a way that incorporates background, history, and player choice (you get to pick a career), which is pretty good considering the game hasn't even started yet.
Topics: rpg, roleplaying game
Gamebook: Be an Interplanetary Spy 04 - Space Olympics
Topics: andromeda, turn, gresh, olympic, sled, clones, athletes, spy, headcraft, interplanetary, energy...
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Gamebook: Narnia Solo Games 3 - Leap of the Lion
Topics: turn, ifyou, lion, haadreh, temple, watchers, narnia, norian, return, guards, golden rule, red...
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Gamebook: Freeway Warrior 3 - The Omega Zone
Topics: turn, knott, endurance, captain, combat, clansmen, truck, haskell, skill, frankland, total score,...
Gamebook: Be an Interplanetary Spy 02 - The Galactic Pirate
Topics: marko, biodroid, turn, klagon, interplanetary, blast, spy, khen, mcevoy illustrated, interplanetary...
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by Jurgen Mayer
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This module is intended as a starting adventure for a group of 1st level characters, or a funnel for 0-level characters. the monsters all come with arough hit dice guideline, and you have to quickly stat them yourself. Feel free to adjest their capabilities and the damage output of the traps to the power of your party.
Topics: rpg, roleplaying game, adventure
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Gamebook: GrailQuest 5 - Kingdom of Horror
Topics: score, roll, life, dice, merlin, enemy, south, dwarves, damage, strikes, life points, city plan,...
Gamebook: Be an Interplanetary Spy 09 - Ultraheroes
Topics: proteum, kort, turn, tunk, andromeda, ultraheroes, esp, logico, spy, bionic, bionic esp,...
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Gamebook: Zork 1 - The Forces of Krill
Topics: bivotar, juranda, krill, sword, syovar, ellron, zork, turn, palantirs, trail, great underground,...
Game Books Collection
by Gus LaRu
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An adventure locale for levels 2-4. Science fantasy, frog monsters, unstable munitions!
Topics: rpg, roleplaying game, osr, adventure, labyrinth lord
Gamebook: Knightmare 3 - Fortress of Assassins
Topics: treguard, dugald, turn, elshander, sword, abraham, assassins, dwarf, giacommo, cloak, life force,...
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by Andrew Eakett
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A small solitaire board game that I cooked up over the course of a day or so in response to a blog post about creating a game that fits in a small package. Inspired in part by The Plant . Box Tokens & Tiles Rules
Topics: board game, solo
Gamebook: Fatemaster 1 - Treachery in Drakenwood
Topics: cast, points, damage, attack, note, throw, bonus, agility, spells, combat, damage points, power...
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Gamebook: Zork 3 - The Cavern of Doom
Topics: bivotar, juranda, syovar, cavern, grum, leblong, dragon, tunnel, turn, great underground, frobozz...
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Gamebook: Be an Interplanetary Spy 03 - Robot World
Topics: robot, robots, turn, cyberg, giant, interplanetary, spy, computer, colonists, teleport, giant...
Gamebook: The Legends of Skyfall 1 - Monsters of the Marsh
Topics: turn, feet, fortune, vitality, north, canoe, character, stream, points, cave, fortune points,...
Gamebook: The Legends of Skyfall 4 - The Garden of Madness
Topics: turn, feet, door, passage, character, points, fortune, vitality, combat, damage, character sheet,...
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Gamebook: Narnia Solo Games 1 - Return to Deathwater
Topics: turn, cheekimeek, dwarfs, cave, key, return, stream, zephyr, mouse, pirates, check key, zephyr...
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Gamebook: GrailQuest 7 - Tomb of Nightmares
Topics: nsd, corridor, grott, score, life, merlin, door, dice, retrace, spell, life points, enemy life,...
Gamebook: Storytrails 3 - The Evil of Mr. Happiness
Topics: happiness, chopper, island, harbour, looked, freighter, bats, flame, bomb, san, sir hugo, san...
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Gamebook: Freeway Warrior 1 - Highway Holocaust
Topics: turn, endurance, combat, skill, cutter, convoy, total, random, roadster, possess, close combat,...
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Scan of the manual for the Dungeons & Dragons Computer Fantasy Game by Mattel
Topics: manual, dnd, dungeons and dragons
Gamebook: Marvel Super Heroes 2 - Captain America - Rocket's Red Glare
Topics: viper, agent, hydra, bronder, shield, hoffman, fury, blacklash, karma, nitro, agent bronder, agent...
Gamebook: Combat Command 5 - The Legion at War
Topics: ulnar, squadron, ships, legion, battle, alien, chart, orders, destroyers, admiral, ulnar orders,...
Gamebook: Be an Interplanetary Spy 05 - Monsters of Doorna
Topics: turn, scanner, monster, phatax, setali, spy, signal, setaii, kayjay, stun, spy center, scanner...
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by Joey Lindsey and Paolo Greco
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A collection of community created RPG material
Topics: rpg, roleplaying game
Gamebook: Star Challenge 2 - The Android Invasion
Topics: androids, android, nebula, turn, ifyou, warp, groot, blast, alien, captain, captain polaris, lights...
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Gamebook: 2000AD - Diceman 3
Topics: vou, diceman, vour, anp, goto, alien, dice, rrrrr, nort, von, rrrrr rrrrr, von sievers, physical...
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Lawful spirits of revenge, pitiable ghouls and a world creating astrological item - designed as an intro adventure.
Topics: rpg, roleplaying game, osr, adventure
Gamebook: The Cretan Chronicles 1 - Bloodfeud of Altheus
Topics: honour, altheus, turn, shame, protection, zeus, patron, ship, disfavour, athens, honour points,...
Gamebook: The Legends of Skyfall 2 - The Black Pyramid
Topics: turn, feet, passage, door, comer, fortune, character, turns, room, wall, ten feet, character sheet,...
Game Books Collection
by David Anthony Craft and Jane Stine
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Juvenile fiction
Topics: rpg, roleplaying game, fiction
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Gamebook: Star Challenge 1 - Planets in Peril
Topics: nebula, slee, turn, polaris, cube, cyborg, creature, scarp, robot, space, crystal cube, lights...
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by Anders Nygaard
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Anders Nygaard, eccentric game designer & ranting theorist, has designed a playset for Archipelago called \"I Wanna Be a Stormtrooper\". (Yes, it's based on that song.) It's about young people trapped in dead-end lives on a desert planet, so it should be a lot of fun!
Topics: rpg, roleplaying game
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by Kramer, Dana; Anthony, Piers. Bio of a space tyrant
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Gamebook: Combat Command 1 - Cut by Emerald
Topics: emerald, enemy, fleet, captain, pirate, ships, ordnance, turn, dixon, escort, converted merchant,...
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by Lientz, Gerald
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Gamebook: Sherlock Holmes Solo Mysteries 1 - Murder at the Diogenes Club
Topics: turn, holmes, colonel, watson, sylvester, hamilton, irish, numberand, clue, stuart, numberand add,...
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Gamebook: Zork 4 - Conquest at Quendor
Topics: bivotar, juranda, syovar, logrumethar, magic, jeearr, helm, healer, deserve, magic bead, magic...
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by Gus LaRu
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A small indoor lair of a powerful monster and its minions, designed for insertion into mid-level (3-5) ASE wilderness adventure.
Topics: rpg, roleplaying game, osr, adventure
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Gamebook: 2000AD - Diceman 2
Topics: vou, thb, anp, diceman, armour, warp, volgo, killjoy, dice, ukko, armour rating, warp rating, pat...
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by Arnold Kemp
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It's common knowledge that the theory of spontaneous generation has long been debunked in favor of the theory of evolution. We no longer believe that river mud spontaneously forms mice, or that rotten meat literally gives birth to maggots. It's a shame, really, because that interpretation of reality would fit well with fantasy. A lot of modern fantasy seems to require powerful creator gods, mad wizards, or momentous deeds to justify the spontaneous genesis of a creature. So while it's not hard...
Topics: rpg, roleplaying game
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Gamebook: 2000AD - Diceman 5
Topics: goto, vou, anp, suite, helm, gunnar, teleport, bagman, dice, combat, spirit level, combat rating,...
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Gamebook: GrailQuest 8 - Legion of the Dead
Topics: select, score, life, dice, legion, map, enemy, points, throw, kills, life points, enemy life, young...